Friday, April 1
Pep Rally at the Longbranch Inn - 1133 E. 11th
9:00 - 9:30 - Get
drunk a drink and greet your favorite Texas Rollergirls
9:30 - 10:00 - Viewing of the Roller Derby-themed King of the Hill episode
10:00 - 10:45 - Spirit games. Be ready to make some noise!
10:45 - 11:00 - Sign up for Dead Motley Sex Maidens Karaoke Apocalypse
11:00 - 2:00 - Karaoke Apocalypse!
Flametrick Subs, Satan's Cheerleaders, Von Ehrics at Beerland
Saturday, April 2
Spamarama 2005 12 to 6PM Waterloo Park. (Look for the Hickory gang's thirst quenching "spamarita".)
the Winks record release party at Sound on Sound Records. 7pm. North Loop next to the Parlor, Austin, TX 78751
Cat Scientist and Hug at Room 710.
Sunday, April 3 (On the Seventh Day, She played Roller Derby.)
Flat track action with the Texas Rollergirls at Playland.
Banked track action with the Lonestar Rollergirls at the Thunderdome.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Friday, April 1
Thursday, March 31, 2005
How does your style make you feel/affect your performance?
Maddat U: It makes me feel like a hero.
Celia Fate: It's like donning battle gear. This aggressive Rollergirl persona comes out when I wear my gutterpunk ragdoll look.
Busty O'Lipp: It gives me a lot more confidence--I totally feel like I can kick some ass.
Eva Lye: I get to show my outrageous side. It makes me feel like a different person, not this person that goes to a corporate job.
The Carolina Rollergirls will kickoff their first season with a bout on April 10th.
Tags: rollergirls, Carolina Rollergirls
Posted by cuddlefish at 1:56 PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
CopyNight is a new monthly gathering and cocktail hour for people interested in the copyfight, i.e., the free flow of information, public access, file sharing, copyright law, P2P networks, and such. This Tuesday, 29 March, Austin will be one of eight cities in the US kicking off CopyNight. The date coincides with the Supreme Court hearing arguments on the future of file sharing, and much more (MGM v. Grokster).
CopyNight -- Austin
Tuesday, 29 March 2005
Club De Ville
900 Red River (between 9th & 10th)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
P.S. Elfgirl birthday festivities will commence at 10:30 pm at Club De Ville.
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:16 AM
The flat track Gotham Girls Roller Derby will skate their first bout this Friday, April 1st.
The Manhattan Mayhem will skate againt the Brooklyn Bombshells
Friday, April 3.
Skate Key, 220 E. 138th Street in the Bronx.
Doors open at 8 pm, bout at 9 pm.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Visit the Gotham Girls Roller Derby website for more info.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Manhattan Mayhem, Brooklyn Bombshells
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:02 AM
The flat track Texas Rollergirls kickoff their third season this Sunday, April 3rd.
The Hustlers will take on last season's undefeated champs, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.
The second bout features the Hotrod Honeys against my sisters, the Hell Marys.
Sunday, April 3
Playland Skate Center
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Music by Cruiserweight and Same Day Service
Visit the Texas Rollergirls website for more info.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Texas Rollergirls, Austin
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:00 AM
Monday, March 28, 2005
Join Amnesty members from across the country and activists from around the world at the 2005 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Austin, TX, April 8-10!
Amnesty International USA Annual General Meeting
Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX
Featured speakers include:
- Molly Ivins, renowned satirist, syndicated columnist, and Austin native
- Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
- Salih Booker, Executive Director of Africa Action
- Socially Responsible Investment and Shareholder Activism
- Reclaiming Interdependence: Leaving No Human Rights Behind
- Responding to Genocide: The Way Forward?
- Breaking Through: Women and Patriarchal Systems
- Torture, US policy and International Trends
- Stopping Violence Against Women
- Cruel and Inhumane: Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
- How International Law Applies to Amnesty's Day-to-Day Work
- Securing Rights for Minority Communities
- Youth Activism
Posted by cuddlefish at 11:00 AM
The banked track Lonestar Rollergirls next bout is scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd.
Putas del Fuego led by team captian Chola will take on the Gen. Lee Feisty and the Rhinestone Cowgirls.
Sunday, April 3rd.
Bout will take place at the new Thunderdome.
1901 E. 51st St. Austin Studios, Hanger 5.
Doors open at 6pm, bout at 7pm.
Tickets are $10.
Please visit the Lonestar Rollergirls website for more info.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Lonestar Rollergirls, Austin
Posted by cuddlefish at 9:06 AM
Seattle's Rat City Rollergirls skated their first bout this past Saturday.
The first bout saw the Throttle Rockets bury Grave Danger 74 - 26.
The Derby Liberation Front rolled over the Sockit Wenches 86 - 37 in the second bout.
The Rat City Rollergirls next bout is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th.
Tickets to the inaugural bout sold out very quickly. Please see the Rat City Rollergirls website for more information.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a story of their first bout:
Under whirling red and blue lights, a legion of helmeted hellions on wheels rolled out Saturday night to a sold-out audience that eagerly anticipated the Rat City Rollergirls' season-opening rumble at the Southgate Roller Rink.
They weren't disappointed.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Rat City, Seattle
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:00 AM